It was a week of dance numbers, all right – lap, tap and otherwise – beginning with the Video Music Awards on Sunday night. Remember sweet little Hannah Montana? Well, say hello to her alter ego, prurient provocateur Miley Cyrus, now 20, whose performance set off a massive parental group cringe. The award for the best line goes to Time magazine’s TV critic, James Poniewozik, who tweeted, “I think I'm now legally required to put myself on some kind of registry.” The inventor of the giant foam finger was not amused, commenting that he would rather see Julie Andrews perform “The Sound of Music.” We’re with him, and that’s sayin’ something.
Business and labor came together under the newly weight-restricted Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh to call for action on a transportation funding bill when legislators return from summer recess next month. Recapping the funding issue, those for it include business, labor, farming, trucking, health care, Governor Corbett, AARP, local governments, 45 of 50 senators, 58 percent of voters and our Aunt Martha. Those opposed include state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s wing of the House Republican caucus and five anonymous cranks on PennLive.com.